Our Sunday gatherings have resumed. For more information about how these gatherings will comply with COVID restrictions, visit our Relaunch page. You can also access our network online church services through the button up the top labelled “Church Online”.
Whether you are looking for a church to join, or just visiting, you are welcome to join us at 9am or 11am on Sundays.
We meet in the Aldgate Memorial Hall, which is located near the corner of Kingsland and Fenchurch Roads, see the map below. We have signs out from 8.30am pointing towards the hall. There is a car park next to the hall, with access from Kingsland Road, as well as street parking along Fenchurch Road. The walkway access to the hall from Fenchurch Road is quite steep, so it’s best to use the car park if you have mobility issues. Please be mindful that parked cars on Kingsland Road make pedestrian access difficult, and the shopping centre car park is for customers only.
What to expect
A typical service will begin with a couple of songs and a brief announcement about what’s going on in the life of the church, before the children head out for their programs. We then have a reading from the Bible, followed by a talk which explains the Bible passage, and applies it to our lives today. After the talk, we will be led in a time of prayer, followed by a song to finish. There will be a service leader who introduces and explains each part of the service.
Our 9am gathering has a special time of teaching and singing for children at the start of our time together, before they head out to their programs (up to 12 years of age). There is a creche available for children between 6 months and 3 years old. Apart from this, the two services are the same. We share the Lord’s Supper on the first Sunday of each month, to celebrate the forgiveness that is ours through Jesus’ death and resurrection (though this will be put on hold in light of COVID-19 restrictions). A typical Sunday gathering is between 70 and 80 minutes long. Both congregations can gather between the services at around 10.20am. We would normally serve morning tea during this time, but have temporarily put this on hold in light of restrictions.
Both services are run for young and old alike. Our music includes a mix of both older hymns and contemporary songs. Casual dress is fine, anyone is welcome (whether you regularly attend church, or not) and you don’t need to participate in any part of the service you don’t want to. We normally hand out pens, Bibles and service leaflets in the foyer as you come in, but have temporarily stopped doing this in order to minimise contact. We would encourage you to bring a Bible, or have a Bible app ready on your phone.